• Subject: RE: Daylight Savings Time question
  • From: Walden Leverich <walden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 08:17:59 -0400
  • Organization: Tech Software

Kenneth,

Please tell me you aren't comparing OS/400 and Win95!!!!

Anyway, I would never want the 400 to change my system time for me. Why? 
Simple, most (all) of my customers' job streams are not setup to allow for 
mid-run changes in time. The second record written WILL be written at a 
later point in time than the first record written seems like a reasonable 
assumption to me. You need a human with an understanding of the weekend job 
stream to say what time it is appropriate to change the system time.

Also, some companies have legal requirements on when they can change the 
system time and must have the change witnessed, silly but true.

-Walden

PS. If you want to it would be easy enough to write a program that always 
ran, and on the 1st Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October change 
the system time. Just be sure you know what you are doing vis-a-vie your 
weekend processing.
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Walden Leverich
Tech Software
walden@techsoftinc.com
www.techsoftinc.com

-----Original Message-----
From:   Kenneth E. Graap [SMTP:kgraap@clackesd.k12.or.us]
Sent:   Wednesday, October 22, 1997 6:28 PM
To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject:        Re: Daylight Savings Time question

Leland, David[SMTP:dleland@harter.com] wrote:

> ... I also have a job scheduled to run at 2:00 am this coming Saturday > 
to change the system time back to 1:00...

It seems odd to me that with all the technology available on the AS/400
that we still have to "manually" reset the system clock twice a year to
accommodate daylight and standard time changes...

Does anyone know if IBM ever plans on including the ability to do this
automatically in OS/400?

Even my lowly Win/95 machine knows when daylight savings time changes
occur.... :)

Kenneth

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